Public Advocate Letitia James Recommends Changes To Nail Salon Health And Safety PolicyNew York City Public Advocate Letitia James says despite the thousands of nail salons across the five boroughs, there are only 27 inspectors in the entire state to keep track of salon cleanliness and safety.
NYC Public Advocate Warns UPS Of Possible Consequences For Announcing 250 FiringsThe 250 workers based out of Maspeth, Queens staged a 90-minute protest in February over the firing of a long-time employee.
Local Officials Rally For 'Better, Smarter, Fairer' Instant Runoff VotingElected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday's public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.
Letitia James Likely City's Next Public Advocate After Winning Democratic RunoffJames defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.
City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt 'Crazy' Cost Of Runoff ElectionsThe Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate's office has a budget of $2.3 million.
De Blasio Calls On Governor, Mayor To Step Up On Possible Closure Of Brooklyn HospitalPublic Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill De Blasio has called on the governor and the mayor to get the parties together and find out who has proposed taking the hospital over.
NYC Public Advocate: Sandy Public Health 'Could've Been Done Better' Bill de Blasio, speaking at Brooklyn's New York Methodist Hospital, said the city needs to take a hands-on approach to reach sick residents when a disaster hits.
De Blasio: Help Available To Those Who Lost Work To Superstorm SandyThose who lost wages or business during Superstorm Sandy can expect help, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said Sunday.
City Public Advocate Calls For Immediate Passage Of Paid Sick Leave MeasurePublic Advocate Bill de Blasio sharply criticized City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for unfairly preventing the Paid Sick Leave bill from going up for a vote.